Continuing on from yesterday's post, after lunch we headed back out again. Our destination was Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary and Petting Zoo. Back since our dating days Chuck and I have visited this great place. Up until a few years ago you could actually pet the various animals but one summer night a few years back some very sick people came into the park and killed numerous animals and stole a few others. Now there is 24 hour security there and no access to the animals. The park closes today for the season and the animals will go back to their various farms, but at least you can see all kinds of animals and birds.
Chickens were all over the place. They were the only thing that could roam all over the park.
Pardon the goat but this was the only clear photo I took of the goats.
This alpaca was hanging out with a miniature pony .
It was a rather cool day so these two bunnies were snuggled up.
As you walk away from the petting zoo you can take the paths down to the ponds. There were many ducks swimming around. As soon as we came up they raced over to us but we had nothing to give them. The food dispensing machines were put away for the season.
A few different varieties of ducks.
Love their orange feet!
Why are you bothering us?
The Park is on Lake Ontario with a walking path along the shoreline.
The water was very choppy as it was rather windy.
A bit of blue sky.
This baby alpaca was born two weeks ago at the Park.
This baby donkey was born there in the Spring.
His Mom isn't much bigger!
I wanted to go for a walk around our old neighbourhood so we parked the car at a plaza a few blocks from my parent's old house. This was the view of Lake Ontario I had for the first 20 years of my life. The Lake was at the end of my parent's street so we spent alot of time there growing up. The tall structure across the Lake is the C.N Tower in Toronto. The other buildings have sprung up over the years. After walking for an hour or so we were pooped so we decided to head back to the hotel for supper. We do not watch T.V. at home so it was interesting to watch T.V. for a couple of hours each night and catch up on things.
Thursday morning the weather finally started to clear up. This was the view from our living room at the hotel. We checked out around 9:00 a.m. as we had a few more stops to make before heading home. We stopped at a great Antique Market and a fabulous Bakery that has been around for 60 years. Around 10:30 we pulled out onto the highway.
Quiet trip home except for a truck tire blowing up almost right beside us. Cute penguins on a trailer.
The Lake down the road from us. It was full of ducks and Canada Geese.
We had a wonderful time and we will be going back in the spring.
I hope you enjoyed the photo's. I ended up taking something like 158 but whittled it down to 130.